Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge
Verizon is delaying the rollout of its in-home 5G service once again. A Verizon executive told Light Reading that it is waiting for new and more powerful equipment that’s supposed to be released in the second half of this year before it expands the service.
Verizon’s 5G Home service has already had a choppy history. The company first launched 5G in four US cities in October 2018, which it claimed made it the first US carrier to roll out 5G. But that first version of 5G Home was only sort of 5G since it utilized Verizon’s own 5G technology called 5G TF instead of the more widely used 5G NR standard, which is used for both low-band and mmWave 5G services by every other mobile carrier (including Verizon’s mobile 5G network).